Jennifer Smith

Kidston Elementary School

No functional closure yet as Vernon school reaches absentee threshold

Elementary school in Coldstream has 101 kids missing school

Kidston Elementary School
Three side-by-side downtown Vernon businesses are for sale following a tough couple of years. (Realtor.ca photo)

3 neighbouring Vernon businesses put up for sale

2 restaurants and cheese shop right next to each other

Three side-by-side downtown Vernon businesses are for sale following a tough couple of years. (Realtor.ca photo)
A semi-truck lost a load of crushed cars on the Trans Canada Highway near Kamloops Thursday morning. (A&M Towing)

UPDATE: Spill of 30 crushed cars cleaned up on Highway 1 near Kamloops

Crews were on scene since 4:30 a.m. until almost 4 p.m. cleaning up

A semi-truck lost a load of crushed cars on the Trans Canada Highway near Kamloops Thursday morning. (A&M Towing)
A COVID-19 outbreak at Vernon's Heritage Square long-term care home. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Interior Health reports second-highest number of COVID-19 cases over weekend in B.C.

1,345 new cases, more than Vancouver Coastal Health Authority

A COVID-19 outbreak at Vernon's Heritage Square long-term care home. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Pixabay photo

Emergency repair puts Vernon under water quality advisory

Precaution for Duteau customers after Lavington incident fixed

Pixabay photo
Kidston Elementary School

Vernon, Coldstream, Armstrong schools reporting COVID-19 exposures

Functional closure extended at one school in the North Okanagan-Shuswap district

Kidston Elementary School
NOCCA presents Janelle Fung and Marina Thibeault at the Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre Jan. 21. (Contributed)

North Okanagan community concert season back in tune

NOCCA gala with Janelle Fung and Marina Thibeault kicks off new year

NOCCA presents Janelle Fung and Marina Thibeault at the Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre Jan. 21. (Contributed)
A truck stolen from Armstrong Jan. 5 was found in Lake Country the following day. (Contributed)

Truck stolen from Armstrong found in Lake Country

Ford F-series continue to be an attractive target for thieves

A truck stolen from Armstrong Jan. 5 was found in Lake Country the following day. (Contributed)
Nanaimo RCMP were on scene of a two-vehicle accident on Old Island Highway and Oliver Road the night of Sept. 6. (News Bulletin file)

Running vehicle stolen in Armstrong, Salmon Arm woman arrested

The owner was in the store, left vehicle idling and unlocked

Nanaimo RCMP were on scene of a two-vehicle accident on Old Island Highway and Oliver Road the night of Sept. 6. (News Bulletin file)
Traffic was at a standstill on Highway 97 south of Vernon Wednesday morning before it was closed due to a vehicle incident. (Gary Marchand photo)

UPDATE: Highway 97 reopened south of Vernon

Icy and slippery roads across the North Okanagan

Traffic was at a standstill on Highway 97 south of Vernon Wednesday morning before it was closed due to a vehicle incident. (Gary Marchand photo)
Kidston Elementary School

COVID-19 exposures identified in Okanagan school districts

Province and Interior Health no longer providing contact tracing and notifications

Kidston Elementary School
Vernon firefighters responded to an early-morning house fire Tuesday, Jan. 11. (City of Vernon photo)

Early morning house fire sends one to Vernon hospital

Home sustained significant fire and smoke damage

Vernon firefighters responded to an early-morning house fire Tuesday, Jan. 11. (City of Vernon photo)
Vernon snow removal.

Localized flooding possible with snowmelt in North Okanagan

Residents urged to check catch basins while city crews have already removed 470 truckloads of snow

Vernon snow removal.
Ryan Price, who grew up in Vernon, has been missing from Burnaby since Dec. 20. (RCMP photos)

Nothing suspicious in death of missing man who grew up in Vernon

New Westminster RCMP investigating alongside BC Coroners Service

Ryan Price, who grew up in Vernon, has been missing from Burnaby since Dec. 20. (RCMP photos)
A credit card knife was seized by police during investigation of a suspicious vehicle Friday, Jan. 7. (RCMP photo)

Vernon man found asleep in vehicle with alleged drug paraphanelia on lap

RCMP suspicions lead to arrest and seizure of drugs, weapons

A credit card knife was seized by police during investigation of a suspicious vehicle Friday, Jan. 7. (RCMP photo)
Major renovations are planned for the Centennial Outdoor Rink in Vernon. - Photo submitted

Staff shortage closes Vernon arena, rink, gym, curling club

Facilities closed for the rest of the day Friday, Jan. 7, possibly into weekend

Major renovations are planned for the Centennial Outdoor Rink in Vernon. - Photo submitted
BC Ambulance responded to an motorcycle-vehicle collision Thursday night at Lougheed Highway and 280th Street. (Contributed)

Badly burned Vernon man dies

53-year-old died four days after he was found

BC Ambulance responded to an motorcycle-vehicle collision Thursday night at Lougheed Highway and 280th Street. (Contributed)
BC Ambulance responded to an motorcycle-vehicle collision Thursday night at Lougheed Highway and 280th Street. (Contributed)

UPDATE: No criminality found in death of badly burned Vernon man

53-year-old died four days after he was found

BC Ambulance responded to an motorcycle-vehicle collision Thursday night at Lougheed Highway and 280th Street. (Contributed)
A patrol vehicle driven by a Juneau Police Department officer struck a pedestrian on Thursday night, resulting in minor injuries. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

Vernon woman dies after being hit by truck

Additional witness to Dec. 4 incident sought

A patrol vehicle driven by a Juneau Police Department officer struck a pedestrian on Thursday night, resulting in minor injuries. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)
Multiple crashes are keeping emergency crews busy on North Okanagan roads Friday, Oct. 23. (Vernon North Okanagan RCMP photo)

‘Avoid travel,’ Vernon urges on snow-covered roads/highways

Weekend weather break will see crews removing piled up snow

Multiple crashes are keeping emergency crews busy on North Okanagan roads Friday, Oct. 23. (Vernon North Okanagan RCMP photo)